AsiaNews, Cardinal Joseph Zen: Finally the good Fr. Jeroom Heyndrickx, the “God Father” of “China experts,” has come out with his “2018 the year of truth” [referring to the “imminent” (?) China-Vatican Agreement.] I could ignore the “Breaking the trust” by … Continue reading
CNA: “They [Patriotic Church Bishops] are arrogant, they defy the Holy See. And the Holy See keeps quiet,” he said. “And then the Holy See is always encouraging the people underground and also the good people above ground to surrender, to … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Maike Hickson: LifeSiteNews reported a few days ago the inspiring piece of news that in Poland, 140,000 Catholics signed a petition to their bishops asking them to protect their teaching “from German errors.” At the same time, the German bishops … Continue reading
From…. CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH Letter Placuit Deo To the Bishops of the Catholic Church On Certain Aspects of Christian Salvation V. Salvation in the Church, Body of Christ 12. The place where we receive the salvation brought … Continue reading
The Witherspoon Institute, Gerard T. Mundy: Millions of Chinese sacrifice daily for the freedom to worship the Trinity as their God in communion with Rome. Rather than appeasing the Chinese government and capitulating to its demands, the Vatican would do well … Continue reading
Crisis, Julia Meloni: Before his death in 2012, Cardinal Carlo Martini eerily called himself an “ante-pope,” a “precursor and preparer for the Holy Father.” Article is here.
My next Reconquest will be an interview with Charles Coulombe on the subject, “The Canonization of Billy Graham.” But I would also like to write some things about the vast outpouring of Catholic eulogies for the popular preacher, which phenomenon … Continue reading
Catholic News Agency: Cardinal Joseph Zen again had harsh words for the Vatican on Friday, saying that the proposed deal between the Vatican and the Chinese government-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association was not in the best interests of Chinese Catholics. More here.
Catholic Herald: Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect on February 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions. A priest in Hebei province who asked to remain anonymous told ucanews.com that authorities had asked clergymen … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Editor’s Note: The following interview with Bishop Marian Eleganti O.S.B was conducted by Dr. Maike Hickson on behalf of OnePeterFive. Eleganti is Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Chur, Switzerland and the Youth Bishop of the Swiss Bishops’ … Continue reading
AsiaNews; Some people who care about me advised me not to speak more, or rather to pray more. Of course to pray more is absolutely correct, and all our hopes should be on God, and entrusted to the intercession of … Continue reading
Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming the Church’s defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The following interview with Dr. Joseph Seifert, founding rector of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein & President of the newly founded John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family was conducted by Dr. Maike Hickson on … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: In its statement on the controversy surrounding talks between the Holy See and Beijing, the Vatican has affirmed what was never in question, while leaving the key question unanswered—at best. The January 30 statement from the Vatican press … Continue reading
AsiaNews; [As one of the faithful lamented] In this case, for political reasons we are giving up the faith. The result of reconciliation is dereliction, or rather the desertion of the underground Church. The Vatican loses along all the line. … Continue reading